Comic Art & Comics
Popular Culture Association Conference, April 12-16, 2006
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel - Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

List of Panels
updated 22 February 2006

All panels take place in the Danube Room

Numbers in parentheses--e.g. (349b)--are the PCA Event Numbers in the program
Papers must be delivered in 15-20 minutes

Important Note to Presenters About A/V Equipment Change
Announced by PCA, 21 February:

"The hotel did not have enough LCD televisions to go the route of the S-video cable/computer hook up.  INSTEAD, they are providing TVs with VGA cables (most computers, if not all, have VGA outlets) for you to do computer presentations with.
"This means you need to bring ONLY your computers, but it also means that you need to consider your presentation's formatting, especially PowerPoint.  I put some information online about this; just scroll down the conference main page to the link "Computer Presentations" and click there for the guidelines and samples.  The fastest way to access the main page is <>"

Wednesday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.  
(006)  The Idea of a Superhero - Chair:  Cord Scott

Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.  
(027)  Teaching and Comics - Chair: Suzanne Nielsen

Thursday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
(064)   Revisiting First Impressions - Chair  Marc Singer

Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
(101)  Will Eisner Tribute Panel - Moderator: Randy Duncan

A roundtable discussion of Will Eisner's contributions to the comic art form.  Particular attention is paid to Eisner'’s theories about the nature of comics, his exploration of the educational and instructional uses of comics, and his role in the development of the graphic novel format.

Discussants: Randy Duncan, M. Thomas Inge, and John Ronan

Thursday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
(138)  Women and Comics - Chair:  Nicole Freim

Thursday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
(175)  A Wide Angle View of ComicsChair:  Elizabeth Rosen

Thursday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(246)  Comic Art & Comics Area Meeting

Friday, 8:00-9:30 a.m.  
(271)   Politics and Comics - Chair:  George Longenecker

Friday, 2:30-4:00 p.m.  
(381)  Comics in the Last Century - Chair:  Angela Nelson

Friday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
(417)  A Philosophical Approach to Comics - Chair:  Ian Hornsby

Friday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
(454)   Superhero Psychology - Chair:  Jose Alaniz

Saturday, 8:00-9:30
(492)   All About Superman - Chair:  Brad Ricca

Saturday, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
(528)   Global Comics - Chair:  Hector Fernandez L’Hoeste

Saturday, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
(562)   Questions of Genre - Chair:  Jason Tondro

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